WOOF! Thank you for visiting i heart dogs studio, the home of pet portraits lovingly painted by me, Christine Humphries Throckmorton. Since 2007, I have created custom pet portraits, prints, cards, and more, all featuring lovable canines (and the occasional feline). Scroll down, take a look around, click away. You'll see a wide variety of pet portraits, and get to know a bit about the girl behind the canvas.

PLEASE NOTE: Now that I have a toddler, I am no longer accepting commissions. For now, I am shelving the paintbrushes and just enjoying being MOM. I have a variety of original paintings, prints, and cards available in my shop, however, and there is a lot of dog art to peruse in the pages of this here blog. Enjoy.

“I would rather see the portrait of a dog that I know, than all the allegorical paintings
they can show me in the world.” ~ Samuel Johnson


Monday, September 26, 2011

STELLA!

I just can't say that name without yelling it, Brando style!

A few years ago, my friend Mark commissioned me to paint his Boxer, Stella, for his wife as a present. I haven't seen Mark in way too long; but I recently got in touch with him, regarding my 2012 calendar. Stella will be Miss March 2012! I like to inform the moms and dads about the inclusion of their pups in the calendar, and send them complimentary copies. Mark had lovely words to say about Stella's portrait. I mentioned my free notecard offer, and within a few days, he sent me the photo above. LOVE IT! Thanks, Mark!

What offer, you say? Here it is:
If I painted your dog and you are able to send me a photo of the dog with his/her portrait, I'll send you a complimentary pack of notecards featuring the portrait!

2012 calendars are at the printer. They will soon be available in the holiday section of my Etsy shop.

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